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Four Minutes to Save a Life by Anna Stuart

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Trapeze
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

There’s always time to help out a stranger…isn’t there?
Supermarket delivery driver Charlie enjoys his new job because he doesn’t have to spend too long with people, who, he’s found, are nothing but trouble. But when he’s assigned the Hope Row street, he realises there are a lot of lonely people out there – and for some, he’s their only interaction.
The supermarket boss tells Charlie he’s a driver, not a social worker – but Charlie can’t abandon the Hope Row residents and he sets about trying to draw them out of their shells and back into the world. But will his helping hand make everything worse?


My Thoughts

This is a rollercoaster, a book that will make you laugh and cry, but only 4 minutes each time…
Because this is the story of Charlie, a supermarket delivery driver who has only 4 minutes to make his delivery, a little sneak peak of each one of his costumers and their lives, but that in the end they will be more family than strangers to you, their stories will be forever in your heart… Ready?
Charlie has started his new job, a delivery man, but he will take his job more seriously than anyone could ever thought, because at Hope Row they need him, so he will do whatever he can to help each one of them, in his own way, of course. But Charlie has his own secrets which if discovered, all the things he has worked so hard for could go down…
I am not a very emotive person, but this book made me drop a tear or two, the stories are so real and human; and how important is if someone tries to help them, only a little, because sometimes when you don’t know how to leave the hole, the hand of a “stranger” is the only thing you need, even if it’s just their support or smile. That’s what Anna Stuart has done in this impressive book, showing the power of community, how something so short as 4 minutes can save a life! Something we all think about, don’t you think?
Four Minutes is a real story, powerful and human, we all have feelings and emotions so don’t be scared if this book makes you cry, you are human in the end!


About The Author

Anna wanted to be an author from the moment she could pick up a pen and was writing boarding-school novels behind the sofa by the age of nine. She made the early mistake of thinking she ought to get a ‘proper job’ and went into Factory Planning – a career that gave her some wonderful experiences, amazing friends and even a fantastic husband, but did not offer much creative scope. So when she stopped to have children she took the chance to start the ‘improper job’ of writing. During the baby years she wrote in those gaps provided by sleeps, playschools and obliging grandparents, publishing short stories and serials in all the women’s magazines.
Her ultimate aim was to write longer fiction and several years ago she published a series of successful historical novels under the pseudonym Joanna Courtney. She will continue to publish under that name but is delighted, as Anna Stuart, to also be able to write Bonnie and Stan – a real-life romance set in both the present day and sixties Liverpool.